For my fifty-sixth Evangelion book review, here is Evangelion Shin Gekijouban: Q E-conte Shuu (Evangelion New Theatrical Edition: Q Storyboards Collection), published by Groundworks. This is a new book that just came out this week, and it is devoted to storyboards for the Evangelion: 3.0 movie. (If you also want to see storyboards for the Evangelion: 1.0 and 2.0 movies, check out my fifty-fourth and fifty-fifth book reviews. Or for storyboards from the original Evangelion TV series, take a look at my twenty-seventh review!)
This book is not available in English or French, but there are plenty of pictures. It also has a removable dust jacket, however there isn’t any alternate cover art hidden underneath. But that’s okay, because the book has plenty of interesting stuff inside, such as this lovely scene when Shinji sees Kaworu playing the piano:
The column on the left is for dialogue (or other sometimes other audio for the scene), the column in the middle is rough sketches of the visuals for the scene, and the column on the right has additional instructions such as camera directions. However, as you can see above, sometimes the visuals are just too big to be contained in only one column… the topmost shot of Kaworu at the piano was so large that it extended into the left and right columns!
Keep reading for the rest of the book review, plus a few more pictures!